AGENDA: HIGHER EDUCATION AND WHITE COLLAR AND GOVERNMENT LITIGATION PRACTICES CLE

Welcome Remarks

Fraud in Higher Ed:  Government Investigations, including Varsity Blues and NCAA

Using the facts of the Varsity Blues and NCAA Basketball fraud investigations as a jumping-off point, we will discuss the current trend of government investigations at higher education institutions.  We will also discuss internal compliance measures those institutions can take to prepare for government investigations

Moderator: 

Panelists:

  • Jennifer L. Beidel, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York)
  • Jordan L. Strauss, Associate Managing Director, Kroll
  • Nancy DePodesta, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Former Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois)

Federal Funds and FCA Liability, including Research Misconduct Issues

Institutions of higher education can be exposed to claims that they violated the United States False Claims Act, a law designed to punish frauds committed against the federal government.  In this panel, we will review the basics of the FCA, and then examine how FCA claims can arise from two risk areas in particular: (1) research misconduct and (2) allegedly fraudulent statements in a Program Participation Agreement, specifically from an allegedly false certification of compliance with the Incentive-Based Compensation Ban. 

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Alexander “Sandy” R. Bilus, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Jennifer A. DeRose, Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Office of the Attorney General
  • Allison B. Newhart, Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, North Carolina State University

Intellectual Property Theft and Misappropriation in Academia:  Minimizing Risks and Institutional Liability

Q & A with Kenya Mann Faulkner of Penn State

Lunch / Networking